Director Alejandro (Alex) Rios

World Cup Academy

Director of Coaching Boys

Phone: (720) 278-3042



Alejandro "Alex" Rios has grown up in a world of soccer, he was born a soccer coach’s son from Argentina. Alex has been playing and coaching soccer for over 30 years.

Since 1995 Alex has been coaching and teaching soccer to youth, high school and college athletes all across the country. Alex is a former Olympic Development Program Player, Semi Pro, and Soccer Broadcaster. He has made it his mission to increase the talent and love of soccer in the United States. He teaches possession style of soccer to his entire club, known as Argentinean style of play mixed in with Holland Italy Brazilian and Barcelona tactics. 

Coaching Career

United States Soccer Federation - USSF National License Coach

International Coaches Association License

Colorado State High School Certified Coach

NSCAA Coaching Diploma

US Youth Soccer - USYS Parent Guide and Introduction to Youth Soccer Certified

US Youth Soccer - U6-U8 Youth Coaching Module Certified

US Youth Soccer - U10-U12 Youth Coaching Module Certified

US Youth Soccer - Constructive Soccer - Principles of Play Certified

CDC - Concussion in Sports Certified

NSCAA Futsal License

National Health and Safety Foundation- Adult/Child/Infant CPR and Basic First Aid

2012 Colorado Youth Soccer Girls Competitive "Coach of the Year" - Riverside Soccer Club Legends

2013 - 2014 Developmental Team of The Year Coach -- Riverside Soccer Club Legends

NFHS - Certified in NCAA Eligibility

NFHS - Sportsmanship Certified

NFHS - Positive Sport Parenting Certified

Bear Creek High School Lakewood Colorado - Head Coach and Assistant Boys and Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity

SIQ - Soccer IQ Academy Staff Member Coach since 2015 

Skills Academy Invited Staff at various soccer camps 1997 -  Coerver and Challenger - Future Stars - DSA - SCORE - Edson Buddle - Garth Brooks - Skills Factory - Beast - Foot Mode - LTSC 

Playing Career
High School -3 Year Varsity Starter - Varsity Captain - Varsity Team MVP - Conference MVP - IYSA State Selection Player
5 State Cup Finals 2 State Championships - Tied for 4th in Illinois State History for goals in a game
College Teams and Club Organizations - Arkansas State University - Illinois State University - Lambda Chi Alpha - Team Captain
Olympic Development Program Player 1993-1998
Semi-pro Teams - 1997-2000 Chicago, IL - Rockford - Indiana - Milwaukee - Real Azteca Santos - Chicago Chivas Soccer Academy - Elgin PUMAS